Type 67 machine gun

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Type 67
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The Type 67 on a tripod field mount.
Type General-purpose machine gun
Place of origin People's Republic of China
Service history
Used by People's Republic of China, Bangladesh, North Korea
Production history
Designed 1959
Manufacturer China North Industries Corporation
Produced 1967–
Variants Type 67-1, Type 67-2
Specifications
Weight 11 kg (24.25 lb)
Length 1,650 mm (65.0 in)
Barrel length 605 mm (23.8 in)

Cartridge 7.62x54mmR
Action Gas-operated, tilting breechblock
Rate of fire 650-700 rounds/min
Effective firing range 800-1000 m
Feed system 100/250-round belt
Sights Rear leaf sight, forward post

The Type 67 is a 7.62 mm general-purpose machine gun used by the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

Design history[edit]

The Type 67 machine gun was developed as a lightweight replacement for the Type 53 (SG43) and Type 57 (SGM) medium 7.62 mm machine guns.[dubious ]

According to a United States Army Materiel Command analysis, the Type 67 uses the DP trigger mechanism, the quick-change barrel of the SG43, a gas regulator similar to the RPD, the ZB vz. 30 bolt mechanism, and a modified Maxim-type feed mechanism.[1]

Since 1967 – the year of its introduction – the Type 67 has gone through two model modifications and improvements, with the newer models designated Type 67-1 and Type 67-2.

It was superseded in Chinese service by the Type 80 machine gun, which is the PK machine gun made in China.[2]

Early models of the type 67 were supplied in large numbers to the Vietcong and to the North Vietnamese Army.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Small Arms Identification and Operation Guide--Eurasian Communist Countries, Defense Intelligence Agency/United States Army Materiel Command ST-HB-07-03-74, p. 264
  2. ^ a b James H. Willbanks (2004). Machine Guns: An Illustrated History of Their Impact. ABC-CLIO. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-85109-480-6. 

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